Posted on Jul 05, 2023
Achievements and activities of some of our 49 clubs in Rotary District 5040 in June.
Some recent achievements and activities in District 5040 clubs as reported by Assistant Governors
for end of June 2023. There is much more planning and other activity in clubs,
but these are current results, projects completed.
Network with other clubs for ideas and stay tuned for future reports.
also visit the expanding list of projects in our new District 5040 Showcase
• Three members from Burnaby and Burnaby Deer Lake volunteered six hours on June 21st to package food for Refood Food Rescue Foundation.
• Some of the Rotary Club of Burnaby’s portion of Heart of the Matter has been given to the designated recipients, ShelterBox $6780 and Burnaby Early Childhood Development $950.
• On June 28th club members made 100 lunches for the Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby

Burnaby – Deer Lake
• Three club members volunteered six hours on June 21st to package food for Refood Food Rescue Foundation.
• Some of the Rotary Club of Burnaby’s portion of Heart of the Matter has been given to the designated recipients, ShelterBox $6780 and Burnaby Early Childhood Development $950.
• On 28 June we made 100 lunches for the Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby
Burnaby Metrotown
• The students, sponsored to go to Ottawa for Rotary’s Adventures in Citizenship presented to the club. 
• A Rotary information booth was present on June 26 at the RCMP Musical Ride at Swangard Stadium.
• Around 250 guests and community partners attended the Dragon Gala funding raising event for Burnaby Hospital Foundation held at Burnaby Delta Hotel, raising $100,000. 
• On June 11th the Dragon club’s Melody of Love fundraising concert at Deer Lake James Cowen Theatre in Burnaby raised $6,000 for Burnaby Hospital Foundation held. Dragon Rotary Interact Club performed from Shuang Music School. 
• On June 15th the club held a social at the Blackfish Pub
• We inducted three new members.
• Arranged volunteers to present Elphinstone Grads with 20K in scholarships and bursaries for academics and trades.
• Over 30 young people throughout Delta who have contributed to our community and world without seeking personal reward or accolades received recognition on June 12 at the annual Delta Youth Awards, sponsored by the three Rotary clubs in Delta, including North Delta club in District 5050.
• District Governor John Berry, and District Governor Elect Shirley-Pat Chamberlain officiated at the annual installation ceremony for Ladner Rotary's 2023-24 president and board and helped celebrate the club's 65th Anniversary, along with representative of Delta's Mayor and Council, Councillor Dylan Kruger.
New Westminster
• The club inducted two new, younger members 
• Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) has received club support for years. In May we donated $3,000 for mobility assistant devices in memory of Rotarian Bill Payne, who was a proud supporter of PADS breeding program.
• On June 3rd and 17th, we continued to have 5-6 members volunteer at Don’t Go Hungry, our local food bank.  We are in our 3rd year of supporting this program with our fundraising dollars and member volunteers twice each month.
• Fundraising cheques were presented this month to the Board of Directors at Domestic Abuse Services ($5,000) and Massey ($10,000) to help both organizations with building renovations.
• On June 13th, four members of our youth committee – from both New Westminster Rotary Clubs and Rotaract -- attended our high school graduation awards to hand out $22,000 in Rotary Scholarships & Bursaries, something we have been doing since the mid-1970’s.
• On June 22nd, we held a Bon Voyage potluck dinner for our four Youth Exchange Host families.
• The club inducted four new members, all who have been “Friends of Rotary” for this past year and have attended many of our social events this Rotary year.  We look forward to engaging them in our club and supporting their interests in Rotary service.
Pender Harbour
• The club held a salmon BBQ dinner social to thank the Board and to wish well some of our members who are leaving after years of dedication and commitment because it is their time. We will miss them, but intend to keep them as forever “friends” of Rotary.
Powell River
• The Annual Bike Safety Rodeo was held on June 4th  at parking lot of First Credit Union, Lots of Rotarians were out volunteering. It was the best attended yet with 118 kids and parents., There was a barbeque and lots of prizes given away including bikes and bike gear. A video was created of the event by member Peter Harvey and shown at the meeting. 
• On June 9th the club held its second SBD. (Social Before Dinner) at a member’s home with appys and beverages, for Rotarians and spouses and guests welcome. 
• On June 18th there was the Father’s Day Fishing Derby at Mowat Bay Powell Lake.
• On June 21st the club held a barbeque and Celebration of Grand Opening of our gazebo shelter project at Palm Beach south of town near the beach. The event was attended by 50 plus members and family along with business partners that donated material and time and a Regional District elected official and staff. 
• June 25th the club volunteered to marshal the parade through town for this year’s Brooks high school graduation class.
• On June 28th was the Steak & Prawn night at the Carlson Club and it included installation of officers.
• Amorock Puzzle box is now launched and seems to be doing well on presales online.
Richmond Sunrise
• At the Gilmore Breakfast on June 6th, eight Rotarians served 150 people, mostly appreciative kids. 
• The club inducted three new members.
• The Club ran 3 BBQs in June. One at the Pride Parade at Mission Point Park.
• Though the school year has ended our Interactors continue to perform Volunteer Services in the Community!
• Our Butterfly Garden project planning for 2023 going well. 
• We have supplemented more of last year’s 14 gardens and planted several new gardens in the last month, some in public places and some in private yards. All now have our new sign! We are preparing for the Fall when we will be busy seeding and planting for over-wintering. 
• The club ran the Snack Bar in Hackett Park at the first Sechelt Jazz festival.
• Rebuilt the two seating decks on Cowrie Street, in two parking spots, for the Sechelt Downtown Business Association (SDBA).
• Supported the downtown businesses by selling (empty) wine glasses  for the SDBA Sip & Shop event.
• At the Farmers Market in Steveston in early June four members put in 5 hours each with one member six hours to promote Rotary.
• Two new members were inducted on June 15 at the installation dinner.
• The club also prepared and hosted the installation on June 24th of District Governor Shirley-Pat and her new board and District leaders at the historic Gulf of Georgia Cannery museum in Steveston with 92 people attending.
• The club also prepared for our 15th July 1st Canada Day celebration and pancake breakfast, with up to seven members doing approximately 7 hours with a couple of members doing 4 or more hours collecting food donations etc.

Sunshine Coast
• The club has found a new home Sechelt Activity Center craft room, with lots of natural light, good AV system and supportive of hybrid meetings. Club members support the hybrid format for club meetings because it enables participation of many club members who travel and for those who work cannot attend some of our attend lunch meetings. 
• Our schedule for next year's meetings is one Rotary speaker (eg Classification speech), one speaker from either Rotary or our community or the world with the hybrid option, one evening social in a member's home or in the summer we will supplement with our bocce ball tourney or a BBQ somewhere, and then the last meeting is called Rotary Engagement and will be an opportunity to learn more about Rotary, cover off important board agenda items (eg highlights of the Rotary Learning Center, fellowships, action groups, link in with other clubs and explore fundraising ideas that are working and share best practises on recruitment as we need to build our membership to help with the workload.)
• A celebration of life for former club member, Steve Totzke, will be held in White Rock on June 25. 
• The club co-sponsored with the two other Rotary clubs in Delta, the Delta Youth Awards.
• Interact Co-presidents Alice and Mateo gave an account of their 70-member club that has raised funds for the seniors' piano and for the water initiative in Uganda. From bake sales to candy cane contests they realize that student fundraising activities work best when they are connected to food.
• District Governor John Berry presented the club with the "Imagine Rotary Award 2022-23" in recognition of our success as a club.
Vancouver Cambie
• Our club participated in a charity golf tournament.
West Vancouver Sunrise
• The annual Rotary Ride for Rescue fundraiser was held on June 10th with less-than-ideal weather. 18 cyclists did not ride but our 76 volunteers were awesome. The club served 300 people a pancake and sausage breakfast at the Cypress popup village and raised almost $78,000 gross less expenses of $16,000. All costs were up this year so we will increase our registration fees next year. • We awarded great prizes like a helicopter ride for 4 with North Shore Rescue and a Tour de France cycling watch to top fundraisers; one of which raised $10 K. Donations from money raised from the event to North Shore Rescue, Marine Rescue, youth summer employment programs, Bikes for Girls etc. will be presented with photo ops in July.
• All 20 club members are staying in our club, and we are growing by 9 members over the next three months! Some of the new members are Rotarians transferring from another club and we will have diversity on our club with new young members representing the disabled and black communities.
• Members of our Interact club executive were awarded three $1000 bursaries for service from our club at their high school graduation. The Interact club raised another $668 for Shelter box by selling Krispy Kreme donuts this month.
• Along with some North Vancouver club Rotarians we were also involved in other projects like gardening and planting flowers at an addiction recovery house in North Vancouver